Cardinal Dolan: Bring religion into politics

FBN’s Gerry Baker interviews Cardinal Timothy Dolan about the important role religion plays in politics.

When it comes to mixing politics and religion, New York’s most prominent Catholic leader says it’s a must.

“A public square where religious values are absent is perilous,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York told “WSJ at Large” host Gerry Baker on FOX Business on Friday.

As we move closer to the 2020 presidential election, political and religious controversies dominate headlines. From gay marriage, abortion and contraception, to divorce and the sanctity of marriage, many in the U.S. find the Church’s position irrelevant or harmful and offensive. But Cardinal Dolan believes that those negative perspectives are “caricatures of the Church” which need to be replaced by a more affirmative view. .

“We have to bring, in a very credible way, our religious convictions to the public square,” Dolan said. “That’s a Catholic value, it’s also a very American value.”

This becoming ever more prevalent as political discourse takes on more theological overtones. Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, an openly-married gay man, who was baptized Catholic but is now an Episcopalian, frequently references faith in his campaign and criticized Vice President Mike Pence’s cultural and religious…

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